[CentOS] How do I configure additional serial ports?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 9 17:21:48 UTC 2007

Alfred von Campe wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2007, at 11:26, James Pearson wrote:
>> Never used these cards, but the standard CentOS4 kernel has the 
>> following config settings:
>> # CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_MANY_PORTS is not set
>> This might be your problem ...
> Hmm, this could definitely be it.  I'll look into it further and 
> report back.  I'd rather not recompile the kernel, but if that is a 
> way to get it to work, I'll certainly do it.  Maybe the CentOS Plus 
> kernel already has support for this enabled.  I will check on that as 
> well later today.

this also explains why I could never get more than a couple ports 
working on a 8 port card I picked up to use as a unix server serial 
console controller.

and, yeah, if I can request CentOS Plus kernel consider supporting more 
serial ports, chalk me in!

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